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Burbank woman robbed at gunpoint

November 16, 2011

Two men robbed a Burbank woman at gunpoint Tuesday evening as she entered her apartment, police said.

The 26-year-old woman was walking toward the apartment she shares with her boyfriend on the 200 block of Burbank Boulevard at about 6:25 p.m.  when she noticed a man standing in the path to the complex, Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen said.

“She didn’t think much of it, and as she got close to the apartment, he pointed a [handgun] at her and told her to go into the apartment,” Guillen said.

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The man and an accomplice then rummaged through her apartment, telling the woman they were looking for marijuana and cash.

“Apparently, the victim’s boyfriend used to own a marijuana dispensary,” Guillen said.

The woman, who police did not identify, was not harmed. The men reportedly stole $200 from the apartment and the fled on foot, Guillen said.

The first man is described as black with green eyes, about 6 feet tall and 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a light blue flannel and blue jeans.

The second man was also described as black, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and about 6-feet 3-inches tall, police said.

-- Maria Hsin, Times Community News

Twitter: @mariahsin

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